Scottsdale, Gilbert Among Top Hardest Working Cities

Scottsdale and Gilbert are among 2016’s Hardest Working Cities in America. That’s according to a recent study of where Americans work the hardest, in which analysts compared the 116 largest cities across six key metrics.

WalletHub used data set ranges from “labor force participation rate” to “average hours worked per week” to “number of workers with multiple jobs.”

With March 4 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans outworking many of their foreign peers by hundreds of extra hours per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted the in-depth analysis of 2016’s Hardest Working Cities in America.

1 Anchorage, AK 11 Gilbert, AZ
2 Virginia Beach, VA 12 Corpus Christi, TX
3 Plano, TX 13 Denver, CO
4 Sioux Falls, SD 14 Billings, MT
5 Irving, TX 15 Chandler, AZ
6 Scottsdale, AZ 16 Jersey City, NJ
7 San Francisco, CA 17 Chesapeake, VA
8 Cheyenne, WY 18 Garland, TX
9 Washington, DC 19 Oklahoma City, OK
10 Charlotte, NC 20 Houston, TX

Key Stats

  • Sioux Falls, S.D., has the highest labor-force participation rate, 83.8 percent, whereas Detroit, Mich., has the lowest, 61.4 percent.
  • New York has the longest commute time, 39.4 minutes, which is three times longer than in Cheyenne, Wyo., the city with the lowest, 13.2 minutes.
  • Salt Lake City has the highest number of volunteer hours per resident, 78, which is four times greater than in Las Vegas, the city with the lowest, 17.9.

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